David Knights' Weblog

February 20, 2021

Space Tourists

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:12 am
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Virgin Galactic, one of the companies competing to start a space tourism business have revealed the uniform for their “astronauts”. Story here.

May 26, 2020

Well this isn’t good news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:43 pm
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Virgin Orbit apparently experienced a test failure.  Hate to see this as the more companies are competing in the launch arena, the better for all of us.

April 25, 2020

Virgin Orbit

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:34 am
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They recently completed their last test before utilizing their 747/rocket launch system to launch a satellite into orbit.  Given that much of the Virgin empire is suffering from pandemic related economic effects, one has to worry that it will effect Virgin Orbit, just when they are ready to launch. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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